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New owner plans changes to drive traffic at Towne West Square

Thursday, July 11 2019 2:48 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — Great Neck, N.Y.-based Kohan Retail Investment Group, which owns almost 30 malls nationally, has purchased Towne West Square for $14 million. “I’m glad to be part of the community in Wichita,” managing member Mike Kohan says. “I am looking forward to making the mall . . . a better place to be.” The al… Read Article

A new kitchen is opening at Clifton Square, but food isn’t on the menu

Monday, June 3 2019 5:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
There’s a new kind of kitchen opening in Clifton Square, but it won’t serve food. T-shirts are on the menu for the new T-shirt Kitchen. Wicked Stitch owner Angela Hull is opening the business in half of her existing space there because there’s going to be a new emphasis on T-shirt creations. “It’s going to b… Read Article

Silver Linings can be found at NewMarket Square

Monday, June 3 2019 4:22 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Jennifer Browning loves the idea of a silver lining behind every cloud so much that she’s named a business after the idea. She’s opening Silver Linings Clothing Boutique next month at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road. “I felt like this was my silver lining for my future,” Browning says. She’s relocating her shop from Iowa.… Read Article

Look what shipping containers are going to be used for next downtown Wichita project

Thursday, May 30 2019 2:24 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Tom George knows apartments. He converted the former Kellogg and Sunnyside elementary schools into apartments. For his latest development, though, he took an idea from a friend. George is getting ready to open eight apartments made from shipping containers at 430 S. Pattie, which is across from his Kellogg apartments. &ldq… Read Article

Jeweler to move to larger showroom with bridal area and coffee and wine bar

Thursday, May 23 2019 3:25 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
You wouldn’t necessarily think that a jewelry store owner would want another jewelry store close by, but James Smits says it makes sense. He and his wife, Monica, own Aspen Boutique along with the center it’s in at the northwest corner of Douglas and Oliver, which is called Aspen Plaza. They’re now welcoming n… Read Article

New Mexican-style restaurant franchise coming to Wichita with at least three sites

Tuesday, May 21 2019 5:33 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The California Tortilla franchise, or CalTort as it’s known, is coming to Wichita with several restaurants. The first will be in the former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit space at the Village at Greenwich at 21st and Greenwich. Mark Poling and his family are opening the business. He’s a former UPS … Read Article

Longtime clothing shop to follow its former neighbor to Cambridge Market

Tuesday, May 21 2019 5:31 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Cambridge Market has landed another longtime Normandie business. Like its former neighbor the Seafood Shop, Ann’s Fashions is leaving Normandie at Central and Woodlawn for Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb Road. “I need more space,” says Lisa Reiter. “I would like to spread out.” The sto… Read Article

Broadway Plaza anchor tenant to move to Ruffin Building to make room for hotel

Friday, May 17 2019 6:38 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — As Sudha Tokala marches forward with her plans for a more than $125 million medical and trade school complex downtown, the last of the tenants in her Broadway Plaza at the southwest corner of Douglas and Broadway are vacating the building. That includes longtime anchor tenant the Specialists Group, which … Read Article

Another business takes more space at the Wichita Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 7 2019 4:19 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers Dance Kinetics owner Andrea Dimmen, center, is expanding her studio space at the Wichita Center for the Performing Arts. Courtesy photo Longtime ballerina Andrea Dimmen dipped her toe, so to speak, into the world of owning a dance business last fall. She began by renting a small space for her Dance Kinetics at the Wichi… Read Article

There’s another change coming to the hot Ridge Road corridor between Maple and Kellogg

Thursday, April 4 2019 11:22 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers A decade ago, a consortium of partners associated with South Ridge LLC approached Fisher Lumber Co. about acquiring its property near Taft and Ridge Road. “We thought it was a logical extension of what we already own next door,” says Dan Unruh of InSite Real Estate Group. “We decided to reach out to them when we fi… Read Article

Get a sneak peek at a new national clothing chain for Wichita

Thursday, March 14 2019 9:37 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Get a sneak peek at a new national clothing chain for Wichita By Carrie Rengers   Wichita’s Duluth Trading Co. opens     Wichita’s new Duluth Trading Co. is having a soft opening on Thursday, March 14 and a grand opening March 21. Duluth is one of several new stores opening at Greenwich… Read Article

Sudha Tokala seeks more than $12 million in city help for downtown development Read more here: http

Tuesday, March 5 2019 8:39 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers March 01, 2019 02:44 PM   Downtown buildings may become a school Sudha Tokala, the pharmacist who has been on something of a downtown building buying spree, has purchased another property and is now sharing a small glimpse into her plans for four buildings. UPDATED &md… Read Article

A new Harper Camperland will compete with the new Camping World this summer

Thursday, January 24 2019 9:07 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS   JANUARY 24, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2019 05:00 AM   Long before Marcus Lemonis eyed the new Steeple Bay development, where his Camping World and Gander Outdoors will open this summer, a Kansas company considered the south Wichit… Read Article

Third Wichita-area Horton’s Carpets opens

Tuesday, January 22 2019 9:08 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS JANUARY 22, 2019 03:50 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2019 03:54 PM   The new Horton’s Carpets is now open at NewMarket North just north of NewMarket Square on Maize Road, but co-owner Jesse Sauer prefers not to call it his second west-side store. He has a… Read Article

TheSportChop men’s salon to open in Derby followed by ones in Wichita

Thursday, January 3 2019 4:31 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Mike and Debbie Landwehr had already been thinking of opening a sports-themed men’s salon when another one entered the market a couple of years ago. “I thought, you know what, we’d better get this thing going if we’re going to do it,” Mike Landwehr says. Now, the two are preparing to open TheSportChop this spring… Read Article

Revolutsia shipping-container development to expand with second phase

Thursday, January 3 2019 11:27 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Architects played with tiny building blocks while designing Wichita’s most-talked-about new development. The blocks were a stand-in for the giant shipping containers actually used to construct Revolutsia, the city’s first shipping-container development. They helped again with plans for a second phase, which will start construction next week on the wes… Read Article

East-side Andy’s Frozen Custard to open in April

Wednesday, December 19 2018 8:48 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
At long last, Andy’s Frozen Custard franchisee Brian Cates is going to open an east-side Andy’s. “That was really kind of our strategy from the start,” Cates says of opening east before west. Instead, he opened an Andy’s at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road in March 2017. An east-side property he planned didn&rsq… Read Article

18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019

Monday, December 17 2018 8:27 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019 National December 11, 2018 Champaign Williams, National Editor1. Opportunity Zones Craze To Persist As investors await finalized guidance from the Department of the Treasury and the IRS regarding the Opportunity Zone program, the hunt is on for assets and investment opportunities in these designated areas that present the s… Read Article

You’ve heard of a taqueria. Now Wichita is getting a ‘nachoria’

Thursday, December 13 2018 10:39 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
This is nacho average restaurant idea. In about a week, a new eatery will open inside Wave, an entertainment and concert venue that opened in October at 650 E. Second, at the corner of Second and St. Francis. Its focus will be big, beautiful plates of nachos, so the owners have given it a name that’s extra fun to say: Adios Nachoria. It will open on Dec. … Read Article

Electric Pizzeria to open first Wichita restaurant

Tuesday, December 11 2018 4:41 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
For the second time this year, Joe and Jackie Fowler are preparing to open an Electric Pizzeria. The two opened their first one in Derby in January. “If everything goes the way we want it to go, we want to end up (with) about five or six locations across Wichita,” Joe Fowler says. Their second will open in the former Quiznos spa… Read Article
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